37 Tasting Notes

89

Well, I love Jasmine tea particularly in the afternoon where it’s light liquor, subtle taste and indescribable scent waits to rouse you from the afternoon doldrums. I love it just as it is, straight from the pot preferably a Yixing purple clay Teapot which Mark T. Wendell sells. The tea pot makes a real difference.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

Well, Genmaicha is sort of like the white bread or jug wine of teas. This Genmaicha is real, serviceable and drinkable. Is it exciting?, no, is it subtle, no, but when you really want a drinkable Genmaicha without buying the Sencha and toasting the brown rice for yourself, this will do…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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95

It’s taken me a while to post this because I needed to live with this tea to really get to know it. For the most part I really like full bodied Darjeelings, so first flushes are not what I would drink on a regular basis. I usually drink green tea in the afternoon and instead I have been giving this first flush a try. It is very light compared to most black teas, but when compared to my usual green teas it compares very well. Over time I have come to really love it’s beautiful floral notes, almost as if it were perfumed but with a exquisite subtlety that has you reaching for more. In short (it’s too late for that) I am enjoying this tea immeasurably and if you like teas which are a delight to your nose as well as you taste buds, try this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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80

Dragonwell is one of the finest of the green teas. This organic Dragonwell is one that I can’t seem to keep in my pantry, I love it in the afternoon and early evening. It is smooth, bright and uplifting. I usually get 2-3 brews off the leaves when I am concentrating on a project, it is magic.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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92

This is a really fine and consistent Darjeeling. For many years it was my daily tea. It is smooth and deep without being bitter. While I love the first flushes, this tea has the depth that I love on a daily basis.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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82

I have for many years been a big fan of Mark T. Wendell’s Hu-Kwa tea. So I decided to give this one a try. I loved it. The blend is excellent, with just a note of smokey Labsang Souchong, great for afternoons when you’d like a tea with some body but not as strong as Labsang Souchong. I also love it in the morning. This one is a permanent one in my collection.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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99
drank Hu Kwa by Mark T. Wendell
37 tasting notes

I have been buying this tea since the 1960’s and as far as I’m concerned it is the absolute best Lapsang Souchong tea there is. Over the years it has not deviated even slightly from its excellence. In comparison to other Lapsang Souchongs, many are far too strong and the tar taste is too intense. Hu-Kwa strikes the perfect balance with that wonderful smoky flavor and a hardy deep amber brew that warms your body and soul on a cold morning. This tea is simply the best…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I agree – this is a great Lapsang Souchong!

The DJBooth

60 years that’s a great testament to a fine tea. I may have to get this one.

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